Some Assembly Required: Charcoal Mellowing Whiskey
On Discovery Channel's "Some Assembly Required," learn about the process of charcoal mellowing and the role it plays in giving Jack Daniels whiskey its flavor.
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Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel's series "Dirty Jobs," takes viewers even further into the wine-making process. He cauterizes a bunghole in a barrel so the wine doesn't touch raw wood when being poured out.
Some Assembly Required: Barrel Shaping and Charring
The barrel shaping machine tightens the wooden staves, and then they are moved on to the charring process, which is crucial for making Jack Daniels whiskey. Learn more about whiskey making on Discovery Channel's "Some Assembly Required."
How It's Made: Rum
Find out how fermentation transforms molasses into rum in this clip from The Science Channel's "How It's Made."
Dirty Jobs: Building a Barrel
There are no seals or nails used in making a barrel. Only wood, heat, water and pressure holds these wine barrels together. Learn more with Mike Rowe, host of "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel.
After Midnight: Cuban Coffee
Coffee is as much a part of Cuban culture as cigars. Learn more about Cuban coffee on Discovery Channel's "After Midnight."
Some Assembly Required: Whiskey Maturing
Before being bottled, Jack Daniels whiskey is matured in barrels for 4 to 7 years. In that time, liquids pass in and out of the cracks of the barrel giving it a rich flavor. Learn more about whiskey making on Discovery Channel's "Some Assembly Required."
Maker's Mark Distillery Tour from "Art of the Drink"
Watch this video about how Maker's Mark Bourbon is made on HowStuffWorks. Anthony Caporale, host of the "Art of the Drink," takes you on a guided tour and shows you how Bourbon is made by the masters. See how bourbon works in this video from artofthedrink.com. Please drink responsibly, and only if you are of legal drinking age.
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